Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Good Pics-redo

B & M

Little B loves Macie so much. Everything she does makes B crack up. Lately B has been fascinated with Macie's feet. It's a good thing Macie loves B back because she is always up in her business.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Baines has somehow learned how to whistle and does it all the time. The only problem is she only does it when a camera or phone is not around to grab to capture it. She usually starts whistling while she is getting a diaper change and we can’t leave her there and grab the camera. The few times I’ve tried to catch it she sees the camera and stops. I’m going to have pull a “sneak attack spy video” to catch her in the act but hopefully we’ll have video proof of it soon so hold tight.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

More chillin.

Mom's out of town so here is a qucik video that was taken the other night before she left.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Peaches, Mangos, Green Beans Oh My!

All organic and made with love from Mommy. My baby eats good!

I’ve been making all Baines’ food since she started eating. She likes everything so far (I hope that means she won’t be a picky eater like her daddy). You wont believe this but I have enjoyed every minute of it!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

House update

It's been a slow and sometimes painful last 6 months when I think about the house. When I think about Baines, on the other hand, the last six months were amazing and have whizzed by without any signs of slowing. Between Thanksgiving, my broken foot, Christmas, the new year, property taxes, vet visits and the never ending rain it has been difficult to find the time and money to work on the house. Also, I'm at a point with the construction where I just can't move forward without someones help. The Ridge beams and roof rafters and just too big and heavy to do it alone. My Father has been here almost every weekend to help with the anything and everything and I've also had to call on my Brother and some additional friend to help lift the beams that are just too much for my Dad and I alone. The 22 foot 2x10 rafters we must use are really a three person job but my Dad and I have worked out a process that has started to flow with just the two of us.

I know some of the pictures posted to this entry have been seen before but I thought I'd post a "last six months" visual report on what we've done and where we are at. A lot of people continue to ask me when I think this will all be done and I honestly have no idea. I keep saying another two years but I'm just saying that because it sounds very far off and gives people the idea that it will not be anytime soon. McCall does not get home from work until 7:30 at night and I usually get home around 5 to 6. Before Baines was born I could use the few remaining hours after work to get a few things done but now I'm watching Baines and my working weekdays are gone. With only weekends available and a very tight budget, two years is starting to sound very optimistic.

Six Months ago when Baines was born we were just getting ready to sheet the floors of the front and back additions. Since then we have framed & sheeted the walls of the back (larger addition), hung the celling joists, ridge beams and roof rafters and moved/upgraded our service line/panel. This weekend we plan on sheeting the roof of the back addition that we've gotten done so far so that it will be a little more weather proof. Once we've completed that, our existing roof will need to come off so we can continue the new roof over the house and to the front addition.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hanging out

The three of us just chilling on the bed and having a good time. Baines loves to scream, screech, yell or what ever else will come out. Lately she likes it when we balance objects on her her head; she'll hold very still because she thinks it is funny when they fall off.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Baines and Macie

Testing making a slide show. Macie likes to clean Baines' bowl when she is done eating and gets frustrated when Baines decides to play with the bowl instead.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

6 Months

Dear Baines,

Today is your 1/2 year birthday. Holy smokes that was fast! You have given us the best 6 months of our lives. Thank you so much for waking up every morning with a smile on your face, for sleeping through (almost) every night, and for making us laugh. We're so lucky to be able to enjoy your crazy personality. Could you do me a favor and start saying Mama because you scream Dada all day long. I'm getting a little jealous.

Within the next few weeks I predict you'll be crawling, that will be super crazy! I'm proud of all your little accomplishments but being mobile will be a big milestone. I'm crying just thinking about it.

You have taught us to love someone other than ourselves. Boy, do we love you... we live and breath for you. We're trying our best to make sure you grow up happy and healthy. We're working so hard to give you a safe loving home. I cant promise that everything will be perfect but I promise we'll try really hard.

Love your guts,